Falling tree leaves car owner counting the cost

IPSWICH: This is the wreckage left after a tree came crashing down on top of a car in Westerfield Road.

A huge branch snapped off the horse chestnut in Christchurch Park during Tuesday evening’s rush-hour.

Fortunately the owner was not inside the car at the time but he would have been feeling a shade off-colour when he returned.

The picture was taken by Evening Star reader Robin Adams.

The 67-year-old, of Constable Road, Ipswich, said: “It was a bit odd how it happened because there wasn’t a high wind. The owner would not be very happy when they saw their car.”

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Council teams arrived promptly to clear up the debris to allow traffic to flow freely along the road again.

A spokeswoman for Ipswich Borough Council said the car had been damaged, but the owner was able to drive it away.

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She added: “We are having ongoing discussions with him to make sure everything is ok.”

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